The close association between nurses and hospitals often obscures thediversity and complexity of nursing work in other contexts. Placeand Practice in Canadian Nursing History looks at nurses andnursing in a wide range of settings from the mid-1800s to the 1970s,including indigenous women on the Canadian prairies; First World Warnurses posted overseas; outpost nurses in rural and remote areas ofSaskatchewan, Ontario, and Quebec; public health nurses in Winnipeg;and religious congregations in nursing education in New Brunswick. The contributors use feminist and historical perspectives to illustratehow place - understood as both social context and geographicsetting - shaped nursing identities and practices. They point outthat many nurses found place both liberating and constraining, oftensimultaneously. Paying attention to place also situates these nursesand their work within larger historical themes of nation-building, war,and political change. Highlighting the complex relationship between place and practice, thisvolume offers fresh interpretations of nursing history and the historyof Canadian health care in general. It will interest historians ofgender, race, class, work, and health care, nurse educators and theirstudents, as well as professional nurses and other members of thepublic interested in nursing history.